Sunday September 19, 2021 9:33 PM

PDP Convention: Faction leader heads to appeal court days to event

A leader of one of the factions of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, Eddy Olafeso, has headed to the appeal court few days to the party’s national convention slated for December 9.

Counsel to the Olafeso group, Remi Olatubora, made this disclosure in an interview  on Friday, in Akure.

Olatubora said he had filed a motion on November 29 at the Court of Appeal, in Ado Ekiti, for a stay of execution against an interim order of Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of the Ado Ekiti Federal High Court, which was delivered on November 8.

The federal high court had ordered the Olafeso faction to stop parading itself as executive members of the party in the South-West.

The order of the Federal High Court was at the instance of another faction led by Makanjuola Ogundipe, which had earlier dragged Olafeso group to court.

Olatubora said that the implication of the interim order was to deprive the Olafeso-led faction of its legal right to attend and participate in the December 9 national convention of the party.

He said that the Olafeso-led executive was elected in the South West zonal congress, which was duly convened on May 14, 2016, in Akure.

“With this appeal for a stay of execution, the Eddy Olafeso-led executive remains the South West PDP leaders, who will lead delegates to the national convention in Abuja, come December 9,” Olatubora said.

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